Submitted by: CareerWomen.com
Categories: Human Resources & Diversity
Posted: Jun 07, 2004 – 12:00 AM EST
Jun. 07 /CSRwire/ -
In the CareerWomen.com survey, over 70 percent of respondents opted out of corporate work stating their top three reasons as taking off several years for family, pursuing non-profit or foundation work or taking a government position. Overwhelmingly, 62 percent revealed that they are not currently considering re-entering the corporate workforce.
In a previous survey on work/life balance, over 50 percent of women responded that they are not satisfied with their ability to handle the balancing act. According to CareerWomen.com, employers and employees need to strike a balance that meets the needs of the corporation and creates a satisfied workforce that is focused on contributing to the bottom line.
"While we are seeing an increase in women opting out of corporate positions, increasingly we're receiving good news from corporations on additional women and diversity programs," said JillXan Donnelly, president of CareerWomen.com. "Companies such as Honeywell, Raycom Media and Philip Morris are setting a great example by providing career advancement opportunities for women while managing strong corporate growth."
To prepare for "opting back in" or to prevent the need to "opt out," CareerWomen.com suggests the following to working women:
Additional resources to enhance professional development and advance women's careers can be found at CareerWomen.com including career development tools, career and employment news, professional associations and employment opportunities across the US with some of the best women-friendly companies.
CareerWomen.com is the leading online career center by and for women. Tailored to the needs of today's working women, CareerWomen.com provides easy access to top employers and recruiters who are actively looking to recruit women. Since 1997, CareerWomen.com has helped thousands of women find jobs in their chosen career. For more information, visit http://www.CareerWomen.com.
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